Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome News and Research

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Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a problem with the heart’s structure that is present at birth (congenital). It is a group of related defects that, together, mean that the left side of the heart is underdeveloped. Normally, oxygen-poor blood is pumped through the right side of the heart to the lungs, where it gains oxygen and returns to the left side of the heart. The oxygen-rich blood is then pumped from the left side of the heart to the rest of the body. At birth, all babies also have two connections, or shunts, between the two sides of the heart; however, within a few days of birth these connections close.
Hispanic infants with congenital heart disease have worse outcomes, research finds

Hispanic infants with congenital heart disease have worse outcomes, research finds

Mesoblast’s MPC therapy for children featured at symposium for congenital heart disease

Mesoblast’s MPC therapy for children featured at symposium for congenital heart disease

Impaired maternal-fetal environment associated with lower survival after surgery in newborns with CHD

Impaired maternal-fetal environment associated with lower survival after surgery in newborns with CHD

Gout medication may help improve heart function in adult patients

Gout medication may help improve heart function in adult patients

CHLA participates in clinical trial using stem cells to treat rare congenital heart defect

CHLA participates in clinical trial using stem cells to treat rare congenital heart defect

Pitt scientists discover genes responsible for severe congenital heart disease

Pitt scientists discover genes responsible for severe congenital heart disease

Clinical study tests adult stem cell therapy for infants with congenital HLHS

Clinical study tests adult stem cell therapy for infants with congenital HLHS

CHLA cardiologists perform rare fetal cardiac intervention procedure

CHLA cardiologists perform rare fetal cardiac intervention procedure

Arterial shunt in hybrid palliation better for hypoplastic left heart syndrome treatment

Arterial shunt in hybrid palliation better for hypoplastic left heart syndrome treatment

Eight clinical researchers selected as finalists for Outstanding Investigator Award at Cardiology 2015

Eight clinical researchers selected as finalists for Outstanding Investigator Award at Cardiology 2015

Experts gather at Cardiology 2015 conference to discuss challenges in treating congenital heart disease

Experts gather at Cardiology 2015 conference to discuss challenges in treating congenital heart disease

Experts to discuss challenges in CHD treatments at pediatric cardiology conference

Experts to discuss challenges in CHD treatments at pediatric cardiology conference

Innovative treatment option for children with plastic bronchitis

Innovative treatment option for children with plastic bronchitis

Costs of care differ significantly across hospitals for children born with heart defects

Costs of care differ significantly across hospitals for children born with heart defects

Study reveals that more than 14% of pregnant women are prescribed opioids for pain

Study reveals that more than 14% of pregnant women are prescribed opioids for pain

Multi-center study finds causes for neonatal mortality in infants with HLHS

Multi-center study finds causes for neonatal mortality in infants with HLHS

Vera and Paul Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program to be established in Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute

Vera and Paul Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program to be established in Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute

Mayo Clinic announces first US stem cell clinical trial for children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome

Mayo Clinic announces first US stem cell clinical trial for children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome

Researchers discover way to detect and eliminate troublemaking stem cells

Researchers discover way to detect and eliminate troublemaking stem cells

Cardiac stem cells from newborns show stronger regenerative ability

Cardiac stem cells from newborns show stronger regenerative ability